16 Works

Reconstructing the historical fauna of a large continental island: a multispecies reintroduction risk analysis

Katie Peterson, Michael Bode, Cailan Jeynes-Smith, Megan Barnes, Cailan Jeynes-Smith, Saul Cowen, Lesley Gibson, Collen Sims, Christopher Baker & Michael Bode
1. Reintroduction projects, which are an important tool in threatened species conservation, are becoming more complex, often involving the translocation of multiple species. Ecological theory predicts that the sequence and timing of reintroductions will play an important role in their success or failure. Following the removal of sheep, goats and feral cats, the Western Australian government is sequentially reintroducing 13 native fauna species to restore the globally important natural and cultural values of Dirk Hartog...

Opposing community assembly patterns for dominant and non-dominant plant species in herbaceous ecosystems globally

Carlos Alberto Arnillas, Elizabeth Borer, Eric Seabloom, Juan Alberti, Selene Baez, Jonathon Bakker, Elizabeth Boughton, Yvonne Buckley, Miguel Bugalho, Ian Donohue, John Dwyer, Jennifer Firn, Riley Gridzak, Nicole Hagenah, Yann Hautier, Aveliina Helm, Anke Jentsch, , Kimberly Komatsu, Lauri Laanisto, Ramesh Laungani, Rebecca McCulley, Joslin Moore, John Morgan, Pablo Peri … & Marc Cadotte
Biotic and abiotic factors interact with dominant plants —the locally most frequent or with the largest coverage— and non-dominant plants differently, partially because dominant plants modify the environment where non-dominant plants grow. For instance, if dominant plants compete strongly, they will deplete most resources, forcing non-dominant plants into a narrower niche space. Conversely, if dominant plants are constrained by the environment, they might not exhaust available resources but instead may ameliorate environmental stressors that usually...

ISIMIP3b ocean input data

Matthias Büchner
The Inter-Sectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project (ISIMIP) provides a framework for the collation of a consistent set of climate impact data across sectors and scales. It also provides a unique opportunity for considering interactions between climate change impacts across sectors through consistent scenarios.
The ISIMIP3b part of the third simulation round is dedicated to a quantification of climate-related risks at different levels of global warming and socio-economic change. ISIMIP3b group I simulations are based on historical...

Identification Of Two-Phase Coral Reef Recovery Patterns

D J Warne, K A Crossman, W Jin, K Mengersen, K Osborne, M J Simpson, A A Thompson, P Wu & J-C Ortiz

Mini-acoustic sensors reveal occupancy and threats to koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) in private native forests

Brad Law, Isobel Kerr, Leroy Gonsalves, Traecey Brassil, Philip Eichinski, Anthony Truskinger & Paul Roe
1. Forests on private land have a wide range of uses that span activities such as recreation, primary production and nature conservation. Traditionally, it has been difficult for researchers to access private land to undertake systematic surveys. We used mini-acoustic sensors (Audiomoth) mailed via the postal service to overcome landholder concerns about researchers accessing private property, with a focus on properties used for private native forestry. 2. We surveyed koalas, an iconic threatened marsupial, in...

Sensing Science and Engineering Centre (SEC) Structural Data

Sixteen vibrating wire strain gauges mounted on sister bars to the steel reinforcement in the pile column. Twelve vibrating sensors report strain in four sides (North, South, East and West) at Vertical, North-South and East-West alignments, and the remaining four are mounted on the level above on four sides (North, South, East and West) at Vertical alignment. Sixteen strain gauges mounted on sister bars are also monitoring strain as a comparison to the vibrating wires....

Hygroscopic growth and size distribution data for: In situ measurements of human cough aerosol hygroscopicity

Robert Groth, Luke Cravigan, Sadegh Niazi, Zoran Ristovski & Graham Johnson
The airborne dynamics of respiratory droplets, and the transmission routes of pathogens embedded within them, are governed primarily by the diameter of the particles. These particles are composed of the fluid which lines the respiratory tract, and is primarily mucins and salts, which will interact with the atmosphere and evaporate to reach an equilibrium diameter. Measuring organic volume fraction (OVF) of cough aerosol has proved challenging due to large variability and low material volume produced...

Sensing Science and Engineering Centre (SEC) Subsurface Data

This data consists of time stamped strain and extensometer data from the foundations of the Science and Engineering Centre (SEC) building on the Gardens Point campus of Queensland University of Technology. Twelve vibrating wire strain guages are mounted on sister bars to the steel reinforcement in the pile column report strain in four orientations (North, South, East and West) over three heights (Upper, Middle and Lower). This data is logged to a central server at...

ISIMIP3b ocean input data

Matthias Büchner
The Inter-Sectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project (ISIMIP) provides a framework for the collation of a consistent set of climate impact data across sectors and scales. It also provides a unique opportunity for considering interactions between climate change impacts across sectors through consistent scenarios.
The ISIMIP3b part of the third simulation round is dedicated to a quantification of climate-related risks at different levels of global warming and socio-economic change. ISIMIP3b group I simulations are based on historical...

ISIMIP3b ocean input data

Matthias Büchner
The Inter-Sectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project (ISIMIP) provides a framework for the collation of a consistent set of climate impact data across sectors and scales. It also provides a unique opportunity for considering interactions between climate change impacts across sectors through consistent scenarios.
The ISIMIP3b part of the third simulation round is dedicated to a quantification of climate-related risks at different levels of global warming and socio-economic change. ISIMIP3b group I simulations are based on historical...

Individual variation in marine larval-fish swimming speed and the emergence of dispersal kernels

Scott Burgess, Michael Bode, Jeffrey Leis & Luciano Mason
Dispersal emerges as a consequence of how an individual’s phenotype interacts with the environment. Not all dispersing individuals have the same phenotype, and variation among individuals can generate complex variation in the distribution of dispersal distances and directions. While active locomotion performance is an obvious candidate for a dispersal phenotype, its effects on dispersal are difficult to measure or predict, especially in small organisms dispersing in wind or currents. Therefore, we analyzed the effects of...

Data from: Larval dispersal and fishing pressure influence recruitment in a coral reef fishery

Richard J. Hamilton, Diego Lozano-Cortés, Michael Bode, Glenn Almany, Hugo B. Harrison, John Pita, Pablo Saenz-Agudelo, Colin Gereniu, Nate Peterson, Howard Choat, Peter A. Waldie & Michael L. Berumen
Understanding larval connectivity patterns in exploited fishes is a fundamental prerequisite for developing effective management strategies and assessing the vulnerability of a fishery to recruitment overfishing and localised extinction. To date however, researchers have not considered how regional variations in fishing pressure also influence recruitment. We used genetic parentage analyses and modelling to infer the dispersal patterns of bumphead parrotfish (Bolbometopon muricatum) larvae in the Kia fishing grounds, Isabel Province, Solomon Islands. We then extrapolated...

A robust and efficient variable selection method for linear regression

Zhuoran Yang, Liya Fu, You-Gan Wang, Zhixiong Dong & Yunlu Jiang
Variable selection is fundamental to high dimensional statistical modeling, and many approaches have been proposed. However, existing variable selection methods do not perform well in presence of outliers in response variable or/and covariates. In order to ensure a high probability of correct selection and efficient parameter estimation, we investigate a robust variable selection method based on a modified Huber's function with an exponential squared loss tail. We also prove that the proposed method has oracle...

Hull fouling marine invasive species pose a very low, but plausible, risk of introduction to East Antarctica in climate change scenarios

Oakes Holland, Justine Shaw, Jonathan Stark & Kerrie Wilson
Aims: To identify potential hull fouling marine invasive species that could survive in East Antarctica presently and in the future. Location: Australia's Antarctic continental stations: Davis, Mawson and Casey, East Antarctica; and subantarctic islands: Macquarie Island and Heard and McDonald Islands. Methods: Our study uses a novel machine-learning algorithm to predict which currently known hull fouling MIS could survive in shallow benthic ecosystems adjacent to Australian Antarctic research stations and subantarctic islands, where ship traffic...

Sensing Science and Engineering Centre (SEC) Vibration Data

Two structural columns host the sensors (named A3 and A8) and sensors are mounted on the ceiling slabs of every second floor, i.e. levels 3,5,7 and 9 for both columns. Most locations measure three axes of acceleration, except for Level 3 Column A8 and Level 7 Column A8 which only measure x axis. Two additional sites are instrumented, a footbridge leading out of the building and a site to monitor the vibration under a Transmission...

A robust and efficient variable selection method for linear regression

Zhuoran Yang, Liya Fu, You-Gan Wang, Zhixiong Dong & Yunlu Jiang
Variable selection is fundamental to high dimensional statistical modeling, and many approaches have been proposed. However, existing variable selection methods do not perform well in presence of outliers in response variable or/and covariates. In order to ensure a high probability of correct selection and efficient parameter estimation, we investigate a robust variable selection method based on a modified Huber's function with an exponential squared loss tail. We also prove that the proposed method has oracle...

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